Tuesday, September 29, 2009

MMSC21 - Special Delivery

This week I made a card for my husband's grandfather who is celebrating his birthday.

God Bless you Pop!

I used this week's Midnight Madness sketch for the layout and went with a postage theme as he is a stamp collector. I hand-stamped and embossed each postage stamp then cut them out with decorative scissors, they were then layered and sewn together. For a little variety, I decided to make my card a gatefold - opening from the center - secured with a chocolatey satin ribbon to give it a special "present" feel.

My card actually started out as a smaller 4" X 5" size until my husband thought that it didn't seem substantial enough . . . I agreed and added the 5" X 7" background/frame and just mounted the smaller card to the center. I think it gave it a nice touch . . . reinvention is a good thing . . .sometimes you just never know :)

The little pewter gift ornament is by Making Memories, then after lots and lots of fun stitching, I finished it off with my "from the heart" postmark by Stampology.
Let me know what you think and please go see what beauties the rest of the design team has created too!

As usual, Midnight Madness is sponsored by some great people who have some very generous prizes up for grabs so make sure you stop by priscillastyles and check it out or click on their logos to start shopping today!

More exciting news!!!

I hope you can join us for

Prowling at the 1st Midnight Madness Blog Hop
October 16-20
where we will be featuring lots of fun holiday creations as well as giving away 25 prizes !!!

One Grand prize random drawing
350th BRAND NEW Sketch Player SPECIAL Prize
13 “Cards from the Crypt” (picked by our DT members from MMSC archives)
10 random Package winners drawn

Don't miss out on your chance to win! See you there :)

Keep Smiling!



  1. Fabulous card Sonya, great style and design - WOW - who knew and what a very personalized card to give remembering his interests makes it all the more special for his Birthday, I am sure that this will bring a smile to his face and will display it proudly. ~ Jane

  2. Sonya, I love the nostalgic look of this terrific card. How creative of you to make a gate card. This is sure to please your husband's grandfather. I know he will cherish it. TFS


  3. Very nice, Sonya. I am sure he will love it. I love the way that it opens up to reveal your message. Very thoughtful of you to make for your husband's Grandfather.


  4. Well I am sure that he is just going to love this card. I really like the gate card and the nostalgic masculine feel of this fabulous card! Outstanding Job!

  5. What a great card, and so much work went into it, Sonya! I think it's a really wonder gate fold and nostalgic stamps just great style to it~ xox ~Jeni

  6. Sonya, this is such an awesome card....great the way it opens for your message and the use of the stamps....very creative!

  7. Sonya, this card is just stunning! I love how, by adding the smaller card to a larger background really made a HUGE impact on the presentation. This is a beautiful keepsake your husbands grandfather will surely treasure! I love the whole color scheme and the theme as well. :)

  8. Wow! What a wonderful card!!! I'm sure he'll just love it!

  9. LOVE how this card opens, Sonya! AWESOME! Great job on the sketch!!! Happy birthday, Pop! :) He will love your beautiful card for sure!!



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